Thursday, June 29, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Cessa vs. James Shields
U.S. Cellular Field is the site of the matchup between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, June 29, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Luis Cessa for the Yankees and James Shields for the White Sox.
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New York opens at -136 while Chicago opens at +126. The Yankees have a 43-32-0 over/under record and a 41-34-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 40-36-0 against the run line and have a 36-37-3 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 43-32-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 41-34-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 36-37-3 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 40-36-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
06/27/17 DH Matt Holliday Illness "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago White Sox
06/27/17 2B Starlin Castro Hamstring 10-day DL (06/27)
06/25/17 CF Aaron Hicks Oblique 10-day DL (06/26)
06/16/17 P Adam Warren Shoulder 10-day DL (06/16)
06/15/17 P CC Sabathia Hamstring 10-day DL (06/14)
05/03/17 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (05/02)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
06/27/17 P Carlos Rodon Bicep 60-day DL (03/30); expected to be activated & start Wednesday vs. New York Yankees
06/23/17 3B Tyler Saladino Back 10-day DL (05/27)
06/19/17 CF Leury Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/16)
06/19/17 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
05/26/17 P Dylan Covey Oblique 10-day DL (05/26)
05/15/17 C Geovany Soto Elbow 60-day DL (05/08)
05/04/17 P Nate Jones Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/25/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 10-day DL (04/23); out for season
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 41-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Cessa has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 6.57 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 13 strikeouts over his 12.1 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.56 and they have given up 189 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 270 hitters and walked 106 batters. As a team, New York allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 601 base hits and 289 earned runs. They have allowed 91 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 228 batters and struck out 706. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.92.
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As a team New York is hitting .269, good for 3rd in the league. The Yankees hold a .459 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Aaron Judge is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .447. He has 88 hits this season in 264 at bats with 60 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .697 and an OPS+ of 194. Starlin Castro is hitting .313 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 92 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 294 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .486. The Yankees have 707 hits, including 120 doubles and 120 home runs. New York has walked 292 times so far this season and they have struck out 669 times as a unit. They have left 554 men on base and have a team OPS of .804. They score 5.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 417 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 33-43 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.26, James Shields has a 1-1 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 24 strikeouts over the 25.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 23 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 209 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 269 batters and walked 98 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 631 base knocks and 314 earned runs this season. They have given up 100 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 269 hitters and struck out 584 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.66.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 11th in the league. The White Sox hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Avisail Garcia comes into this matchup batting .321 with an OBP of .361. He has 92 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 287 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 134. Jose Abreu is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 90 hits in 301 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .505. The White Sox as a unit have 682 base hits, including 115 doubles and 86 homers. Chicago has walked 191 times this year and they have struck out on 632 occasions. They have had 497 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.55 runs per game and totaled 346 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Yankees -136 and under 2 total runs
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